First, please know that as we get closer to events more emails from me will be arriving, and many of these emails are clarifications based on questions asked by parents.
I am getting many emails about the concert this Thursday. So far, all questions are already answered in the Band Handbook which has been made available for download since the beginning of the year (and sent to you in email as well). However, I am going to make one change/addendum that will be helpful.
Please read the next section from the Syllabus in the Band Handbook and the revision/addendum that follows:
Performances and Concert Attire
Attendance to all performances is mandatory. A lowered grade will be assessed for the quarter without an excused absence. Students are responsible for having the proper concert attire and equipment. Concert attire is formal clothing and formal shoes. Examples of this type of clothing might be worn at weddings, church, special social events, etc. Dress classy, not sassy. No jeans, tennis shoes, etc., are permitted. Dress code for concert is formal and students not meeting this dress code will not be allowed to perform and may have a reduction in grade.
Here is the addendum to the Concert Attire section:
Students may wear clothes ranging from “business casual” to formal attire. This will open up possibilities and will allow any purchased clothes to be used for more than one event and if you already have this attire then no extra purchases will be needed.
For boys, the same concert attire policy that is listed above for formal wear applies but you may also dress “business casual” with khaki pants (tan or black), a polo shirt (any color), or regular button up (any color). No specific colors are required. Boys are not required to wear a tie or suit unless so desired.
For girls, the same concert attire policy that is listed above for formal wear applies but absolutely no yoga pants or similar clothing is to be worn.
For all students, business casual to formal attire is to be school appropriate as defined in the Redbook. However, no t-shirts, no graphic shirts, no sandals, no flip flops, no tennis/athletic shoes, no boots, etc., are to be worn.
Common sense. Nice clothes. Dress classy, not sassy.
Many thanks and see you at the concert!